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After they [Annotator's Note: Malcolm Higgins and his fellow newly liberated prisoners of war, or POWs] got through the...
Following the Japanese surrender, Jack Skaggs and his fellow POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war] made an American...
Erwin Johnson spent his furloughs in New Orleans, Louisiana. After his furloughs were exhausted, he went to Camp Shelby...
After the war, Alex Lopez had but one dream about being in combat, and that one dream was recent. In it, he was in a...
Warren Schmitt was one of 14 survivors from his battery [Annotators Note: survivors of the Malmedy Massacre]. All 14 of...
Van Barfoot grew up on a farm and his family was all on the farm. They grew cotton and corn and made a living during...
In New Guinea, Helen Gagel lived in a tent with a cot. In the Philippines, she had a tent until she was over at the...
[Annotator's Note: Jack Thornhill served in the Navy as a gunner's mate aboard the USS Daly (DD-519) and was a gun...
Joseph Brannan was in a crew on PT-305 that was composed of two officers and from 12 to 14 enlisted men. The enlisted...
Tom Quigley made his way home where he had to check in to a base camp back stateside. On the way home he stopped and...
When Charles McGee first got to Italy, a lot of work was done trying to improve the living conditions. They still...
Lily Sawada had a very innovative father. He determined that it was time to leave [Annotator’s Note: the Japanese-...
Felix Polito has reached the point in his life where he wants to let his dependants know what he did in the war. Gail...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Robert J. Ferris to talk about the photo album that he has with him. He points...
[Annotator's Note: Emmett Keylor served in the Army as a fuze setter on a 105mm gun crew in the 472nd Airborne Field...
The people running Camp Lucky Strike [Annotator’s Note: Cigarette Camp, temporary staging camp; Lucky Strike between...
Melvin Munch was discharged in 1946. He had volunteered to be the unit baker while on Okinawa because the traditional...
Lloyd Dendy had been on a ship coming home when the war in Europe ended [Annotator's Note: 8 May 1945] and President...
After Arthur Jackson got back to the United States [Annotator's Note: after being wounded during the Battle of Okinawa...
After cruising around the Marshall Islands, James Moshovitis' crew was repairing the Higgins boats [Annotator's Note:...
John Morrow recalls MEs, Maximum Effort missions [Annotator's Note: for a maximum effort mission, every bombardment...
Carl Beck was in Berchtesgaden, Germany when his unit [Annotator's Note: Company H, 2nd Battalion, 501st Parachute...
Lawrence John Lejeune was a Merchant Marine sailor who had just returned to New Orleans, Louisiana after his first...
Russell Mayeur and his wife, Eloise, had a child in March 1946. Mayeur was in Boston at the time. The war had ended....
Because of the frost bite problem with his feet, Vernon Leopold was given limited service for six months after his...
Burdell S. Hontz and his unit [Annotator's Note: Headquarters Squadron, 11th Bombardment Group] were shipped back to...
Jack Houston had three reasons for enlisting. The first was patriotism. The second was that all of his friends were...
Roy Uthes arrived in Myitkyinā without any combat experience. His unit [Annotator's Note: Company B, 209th Engineer...
Patrick Russell was aboard a cruiser [Annotator's Note: the USS Detroit (CL-8)] that performed a "pineapple run." It...
William Rupp was trained to maintain, repair, and operate IBM machines by the Navy. He also attended night school...
[Annotator's Note: Robert Addison served in the USMC as a mortar man in the 1st Marine Raider Battalion.] After Bloody...
David Fisher and his crewmates, flew night combat missions off the island of Guam. Originally designed as a high-...
William Greer and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: Company A, 315th Engineer Combat Battalion, 90th Infantry Division]...
Wallace Jeffery and his outfit of direction finders entered Normandy on 7 June 1944. The men climbed over the side of...
Lloyd Guillory was sent to Japan near Kanagawa two weeks after the war ended. Things were disorganized. The squadron [...
[Annotator's Note: Philip Schweitzer served in the Army as a combat medic in the 11th Airborne Division and took part...

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